Assem Omar Jarrah

Assem Omar Jarrah

Born in Lebanon in 1962, Assem Omar Jarra is conflictingly reported as either the great-uncle or distant cousin of Ziad Jarrah, the 9/11 hijacker. His work permit was found in the charred remains of the Flight 93 along with Ziad's burnt passport.

Jarrah enrolled in Hamburg University in 1982, and graduated five years later when he became a manager with the German division of Frizenios. His work included the sale of chemical and medical equipment to national governments.

In the 1980s, Assem had served with Libyan Intelligence, and worked alongside the Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal, before aligning himself with Stasi where he was codenamed Carsten Berg.

He disappeared in July 2001, after claiming that he was returning to Lebanon - and resurfaced after the attacks, claiming that he was going to sue Der Spiegel for libel, for their report that he had worked with Intelligence agencies.

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